We can no longer tolerate a situation in which the United States and China portray themselves as opponents but actually provide each other with the rationale to pursue their environmentally destabilizing trajectories.
Think world leaders need to finally phase-out the fossil fuel subsidies that are helping to drive global warming and tilting the incentive away from clean energy investments?
According to NASA, in 90 years most of Earth's land that is not covered by ice or desert is projected to undergo at least a 30 percent change in plant cover -- changes that will require people and animals to adapt and even relocate.
This year the lanyards given out by the environmental groups have a famous Nelson Mandela quote that is quite fitting for the current state of pl...
There's an ironic smile hovering in the air after the haggling in Durban, South Africa. In a season of giving, negotiators at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change hoarded.
Hundreds of people marched through the halls of the UN Climate Talks this afternoon to demand that negotiators not sign a "death sentence" in Durban.
It is easy to reconcile the act of waiting until 2020 in an air-conditioned hall. It is easy to vote against the Kyoto Protocol when you've never pulled your children out of the remains of your house after a rainstorm washed it away.
The time has come for the U.S. to stand aside. If it is not willing to save lives, save jobs, and save whole ecosystems, then it should get out of the way and let those who are willing move on.
Canadian youth activists in Durban organized a bake-sale to protest against the government's pro-oil company polices that appear to be dictating its performance at the U.N. climate talks in Durban.
Durban is a symbol of what people power can achieve and these next two weeks are without a doubt the right time for that legacy to grow.
The climategate hacker sounds like he (or she, or they) belongs to the unfortunate category of misguided saviours.
The window of opportunity to deal with climate change in a sensible way is closing quickly. We have already reached 1°C of warming and the impacts are already being felt in the form of drought, heat waves and extreme precipitation.
In 2010, CO2 emissions went up by 5% -- the fastest rise in the last 20 years. The big emitters need to start talking seriously about increasing their level of ambition, and must stop obstructing progress in the negotiations.
In 2011, Congress passed bills which dedicated $750-950 million for international action addressing the impacts of global warming. The House appropriations committee recently passed a bill that seeks to gut these key actions.
Despite all of the rhetoric and posturing to the contrary, insiders say that there are signs of progress being made behind the scenes at the Bonn climate talks.
National governments have already agreed to hundreds of commitments to protect the environment and achieve a more sustainable future, yet many have deliver real change on the ground. The degradation of our planet continues.